Phoenix, AZ - Student Testimonials

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“The Phoenix OTA center is perfect. Staff is wonderful and VERY helpful! Only bad part for me was the distance I had to drive. After a bad experience learning to trade from a snake oil salesman, I have a great appreciation for OTA which teaches true and correct principles. The quality of the folks involved is first rate! The knowledge and experience of the folks involved is first rate! I can't wait to practice what I've learned to develop my own trading skills. I can't wait for my next class! Steve Bobbitt is AWESOME! Thank you, OTA!”

“I like the professionalism of the instructors and how they make the classes fun. Every member on the staff is very friendly. I will say that the class members are friendly and respectful to one another which presents a comfortable learning environment.”

“The classroom is a first-class professional atmosphere, with friendly and supportive instructors and staff. Everyone was very helpful and supportive, and they were genuinely concerned about providing us with a positive learning experience. My education at the Online Trading Academy was very helpful in advancing my day-trading career.”

“Totally Awesome! Not only do they teach you how to make "money", they give you the foundation, training, education and tools to "change your life personally" not just financially, and I'm looking forward to my new journey.”

“I have been a member of Online Trading Academy for several years. The OTA approach is effective and the curriculum is excellent. The instructors are very knowledgeable and the support staff is very dedicated to the success of its students.”

“The Staff and Instructor were well prepared and open to any and all questions regarding my experience and learning. Jenafer and Mary are great! Ron and A.J were always available and open to answer questions and concerns to make for the consummate learning experience! Tom Joyce's instruction was well worth the time with excellent bonus information only Tom could personally add to the class!”

“The class was amazing and I really got to trust the strategy and plan that was taught. Before enrolling I was a bit worried because of some bad reviews I saw online. I am sure those are from people who either did not put the effort required (it is simple but not easy) or did not take the class at all. Also, instructor was amazing at the class and an expert at the subject. We made a lot of trades at the lab and even ended with a profit!”

“The Pro Trader class was very helpful for a beginning trader like me. The pace was good and it left my mind swimming with new information. The instructor was incredibly knowledgeable and his sense of humor kept us all from entering frustration mode. It appears that they are dedicated to making you a success if you put the time in. The center is awesome and the personnel were very motivating people to be around. They even accommodated my food allergies in their lunches which was considerate of them.”

“I can't imagine people not wanting to gain the market and trading insight that OTA provides. They make it fun and I know my performance far exceeds my highly "trained" and paid financial planner.”

“Thank you OTA, the Professional Trader 1 class was great. This was a retake class for me. The last time I took this was several years ago. I was worried that the information would be too elementary, but was very wrong. The curriculum is very targeted, relevant and useful even though I have been trading several years. It was great to review the fundamentals again and focus on the key elements of the trade plan. Thank you.”

“The Online Trading Academy is a very professional training institution and gives the notice trader valuable information to be financially and emotionally successful.”

“Very dedicated and accommodating staff, lots of info, lots of flexibility, and time to pace yourself and expand knowledge base.”

“I had high expectations for this class and they were easily exceeded. The content was excellent and the instructor (Josip Causic) was outstanding. I will be taking this again soon.”

“I am an absolute novice in the world of trading. I have dabbled in the past but always wound up losing money. The techniques taught at OTA are different; and in discussions with others who have completed the various programs successfully, they work. I am dedicated to being a prime example of how well they work. Certainly worth the investment if the world of trading is something in your future. OTA exhibits on every level a high degree of professionalism. The facility is spotless, the treats and lunches served during classes are top notch, and the entire staff shows the dedication to the students to achieve success at their trading endeavors. I continue to be impressed with OTA.”

“My experience was exceptional - the teacher was engaging and easy to talk to. The classroom is new, clean and lunches were good. It was a very informative and enjoyable class.”

“Coming from a family background of investors who bought by tips and other means?, whose results were hit or miss, the Professional Trader course has given me a much clearer understanding of how the markets work; giving me a lot more confidence in trading.”

“Attending Online Trading Academy - Phoenix has been a very good experience for me. I went from trusting others who don't have my interest in mind to being able to determine my own future. OTA has provided me with the education, tools and hands on training to map out a path for success trading in the equities and Futures markets. They also provide on-going support after the classroom instruction has been completed. The support OTA offers is truly exceptional and OTA Phoenix has outstanding personnel that are ready to step in and assist where needed. Thank you to the entire staff at OTA -Phoenix!”

“I really enjoyed the course. I have taken several OTA courses and would recommend all of them. They have changed my investment experience in a truly positive way.”

“I have been trading for over 25 years and I have never heard of any of what I was taught at the OTA Pro-Trader course. I can't believe that I had never known what a Stop was and how it can minimize my risk. I have learned so much and it is so relevant to what I want to do that I can't wait to learn more. I am very excited to take this information and use it to my advantage.”

“The teacher(s) are excellent and the material, although difficult, is learnable and can become profitable, especially for those who are tired of their broker's performance.”

“If your retirement funds are not growing at a rate equal to or better than the S&P Index, you owe it to yourself to talk with Online Trading Academy about how to achieve this. The sooner the better because each delay is costing you more than you could ever imagine.”

“I feel that OTA offers a structured training curriculum in trading that is far and away one of the best on the market. Their Core Strategy makes perfect sense and only serves to show how all of us "sheeples" have been led down the wrong path by investment advisors who have NOT had our best interests at heart. With OTA, you learn how to take charge of and protect your own income and wealth, and you learn things about investing that you should have known all along. The training is backed up by a professional organization, managed and staffed by people who DO care about your success and who show it with every interaction. If I had it to do over again, I would still choose OTA. If you're not happy with the balances in your retirement accounts, or what a broker is feeding you, or what all those fees are on your account, OTA has an answer. Trust yourself and just do it.”


“Excited to put my new skills to work. Everyone at OTA Phoenix has been great!”

“Any individual having a desire in gaining specialized knowledge in how to make money in the markets for Income and Wealth would do well to investigate and join Online Trading Academy. All well done and very satisfied with all aspects of the Course, Instructor, venue and Staff!!!”

“Even with a great college degree in Economics, I learned more from OTA on how to actually make money and apply knowledge to the real world. The course completely shifted my mindset from traditional "retail investing," from all of the books by investors, to actually how to trade like an "institutional trader." I can now effectively setup a trade with confidence and manage it like a business, and without letting emotion impact my trades. Steve was just AMAZING!!! He was extremely engaging, fun, and explained everything clearly and connected concepts to great real world examples, and just was awesome!!! I'd take a course from him in less than a heartbeat!!!”

“I really loved the concepts, learning to read charts better and improving my risk management ability.”

“It's great learning new concepts and starting to apply them. I appreciate the support outside the classroom as there is so much to learn it is easy to forget some aspects.”

“Wonderful experience with each lesson. It's a lot of material to digest but OTA takes care of you when you come to learn.”

“This has taken me from zero knowledge to a very strong comfort level to put MY money into the market. The retakes have been so very valuable to me, as well as the community. I love this company.”

“I have been in the financial services business since 1981. I have several industry designations and have taken too many courses to count. I feel the education provided by Online Trading Academy is the best information and the most worthwhile course I have taken (and paid for). If you are looking to make money investing and want to grow and protect your wealth, the Online Trading Academy can help you to that end.”

“Core Strategy is unlike anything I've seen in trend analysis. It's remarkable to be able to pick turns in the market. Steve's personal anecdotes lends credence to examples and makes them more a real life example. Also, appreciated Steve was not monotone and active all around the room. I felt that I could grab his attention, and he wasn't isolated.”

“OTA's core strategy is so consistent with what we can measure in the markets, and emphasizing the risk management needed to trade like a profitable business is so smart. I love taking small risks and testing my judgments, but I am delighted to now learn how to turn that skill into a regular trading income. ”

“I came to OTA with very little knowledge in the stock market, except what not to do. I was impressed with all the great information I received in every class I attended. I just felt like everyone there knew their stuff and wasn't afraid to share it with me. With the lifetime support and the ability to retake classes at any time, it just felt like the right time and place to take control of my financial future; and from what I've seen so far I am very glad I did.”

“This class truly has given me an understanding of this game! Knowing the rules and having a resolute trade plan is VITAL. Being a younger student, I feel very confident that when my education is complete I will be a dangerously profitable trader. THANX, OTA.”

“The staff is great from the first day and everyone appears to be on the same page and is able to transmit that to the student. Especially with someone who knew absolutely nothing.”

“OTA is the best place to learn how to do stock market trading and future contract trading. I have taken other courses from other companies and by far this is the best experience. I learned not only about being a trader, but about the how, why and what I need to consider before I pull the trigger and place a trade in order to protect my investment and create income. It gave me the tools I needed to feel confident to enter the trading world. I would recommend any of the courses OTA offers.”

“What OTA teaches really makes sense. The use of Supply and Demand and how you can apply this to become a better investor and trader really makes sense and hopefully I'll be able to apply what I've learned.”


“Investment in my financial future was a critical decision that I made, trusting The Phoenix OTA as a vehicle to accomplish my goals. The Instructors have mastery of the subject matter and deliver it in a most professional manner. ”

“I am grateful to have OTA in my life. It has enhanced my understanding of the markets and given an enhanced rule based system to use moving forward. I am 8 months into the learning curve and starting to make consistently profitable trades. Thank you.”

“Today I have completed the Pro Trader Course. After attending the 3 day market timing class it seemed that it was only logical to proceed with my education. After finishing both classes I feel like I am well on my way to developing the skill set necessary to become a successful trader. Both Michelle Volmering and everybody else at the Phoenix location have definitely helped put the wheels in motion.”

“This is my second round of this class and I felt I learned twice as much this time as I did in the first class and was better able to apply what I learned in the first class. I will be back as many times as I can to keep sharpening my trading skills.”

“Significantly increased my understanding of trading fundamentals and encouraged me to continue my learning/execution.”

“Helped to clarify some of the charting issues I have been experiencing. I also enjoy information that I obtain from other OTA students in the class and everyone's willingness to help each other. I want to keep my brain sharp up through my 80's and this course is helping me to do this.”

“I knew going into this class that my knowledge base lacked something. This class filled in some of the gaps in my education and now I have a much improved base to work with. Steve is an excellent instructor, as is all the staff at Online Trading Academy. Everyone is helpful and knowledgeable, this is a fantastic experience and opportunity for anyone willing to put in the effort to succeed.”

“These classes give me the juice to succeed”

“Very clean and professional atmosphere. 4's were given in some areas only because you can always learn, change, adapt and improve. I'm not sure where or how in your case, but I'm confident you'll figure it out.”

“The team at Phoenix Online Trading Academy continue to impress me with their dedication to my education. I found this recent re-take class of Futures to be even more informative than the first time around. The instructor, Steve Bobbitt, added additional information to motivate the seasoned traders in class. I always leave the Online Trading Academy facility with a nugget or two of great information that I can apply immediately to my trading efforts.”

“This is a top notch school. Great instructors, great environment and plenty of people here willing to address any of your questions and concerns. And, as always, they never let you go hungry or thirsty!”

“The online active trading was the most helpful. I would recommend this to anyone interested in improving their stock trading skills.”

“These guys actually make sense. I'm only sixteen but I've been curious as to how the stock market works and, as the math guy, I refuse to accept things that are not logical. This method is.”

“I enjoy being around other people that like trading as much as I do. Class is always engaging and I would like to thank Online Trading Academy for everything they do to make class and my overall trading experience positive.”

“Online Trading Academy truly offers an objective and methodical way of buying and selling investment avenues that are controlled by the larger trading institutions. I am beginning to no longer feel like a small fish surrounded by sharks!!”

“An excellent value for the novice and would be trader. I am so much more confident about what I might be able to achieve with the training received. The on-going support I know will be invaluable. I am excited about the opportunity that this new found education has provided.”

“Congenial and collegial approach from Instructors and fellow students is one of the greatest attributes of Online Trading Academy training.”

“Everything more than met my expectations. I learned a lot and expect to do well trading.”

“I entered this experience as a total novice to the trading world. In the past I have traded without the proper knowledge, (tip from my brother in law kind of actions) and lost a lot of money. It kept me from being a bigger participant. I have looked for something like Online Trading Academy for years. Spent money on seminars that all were the same and all driving you to trade with the particular brokerage firm. I highly recommend Online Trading Academy for the semi professional or the novice. I am delighted with what I have learned and looking forward to a long relationship with Online Trading Academy.”

“Online Trading Academy has first class offerings, student support via mentors and a wealth of well organized online content. It is abundantly clear they continually strive to improve their training materials and the class room experience. Online Trading Academy's policy of certifying instructors by requiring on-going successful trading results ensures the best possible opportunity for students to learn trading. Online Trading Academy is the real deal!”


“I am a trading new-comer. I have never traded anything. If I had not heard Ken on the radio and decided to take this class I am positive that I would have paid for my education the "old-fashion" way. One poor trade after the other. I have been given the realization of asset preservation that wasn't even on my radar screen when I entered my first day of class. THANK YOU, Online Trading Academy!”

“The training takes the fear and anxiety out of trading. Utilizes a unique strategy concept.”

“Online Trading Academy has the tools that the beginner trader or experience trader need to stay on track for success in the trading arena. My hats off to a team that stays focused on the macro and micro of the business of trading.”

“This is one of only a few trading classes which can truly make you money. This academy truly follows the science in the market, as opposed to "tricks" that are otherwise unproven.”

“This has been a powerful and exciting learning experience, the knowledge gained here will help shape my future and that of my family. The rewards of this training will be life changing, and allow us to live our dreams. Everyone has been very helpful and courteous to us.”

“Everyone here at Online Trading Academy in Phoenix is just terrific. They always go above and beyond to make sure everyone is taken care of. I am honored to be a student of this school and I like everyone here very much.”

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